Farla Medical Group donates to Ghana Health Service

BY: Felicia Kwarteng
Mr Ari Rothbard (right), Regional Director, Farla Medical International, handing over the items to Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service. Picture: NII MARTEY M. BOTCHWAY
Mr Ari Rothbard (right), Regional Director, Farla Medical International, handing over the items to Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service. Picture: NII MARTEY M. BOTCHWAY

Farla Medical Group has donated 20,000 N95 face masks to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to equip Ghana’s frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19.

The Regional Director for Farla Medical Group, Mr Ari Rothbard, made the presentation to the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a ceremony in Accra.

Mr Rothbard said the group would further support the local health system through the GHS with other items, including sterilisation machines, for distribution to other health centres in the country.

“Farla Medical caters for national health service and private sector facilities in primary, secondary, tertiary and home care, with a full scope of services — including medical supplies, medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and digital health platforms. Therefore, be assured that very soon more donations would be received,” he said.

COVID-19 effect

Mr Rothbard added that the Covid-19 pandemic had wreaked havoc across the health sector, creating new and unforeseen challenges in healthcare delivery, and that the group was ready to support the government and those who manned the health system in the effort to contain the local effects of the pandemic.

He said the group would also commission advanced sterilisation machines for Ghana’s leading hospitals as a long-term focus on infection control measures.

Those machines, he said, would use the advanced starred sterilisation system technology to exploit the synergism between peroxide and low-temperature gas plasma (an excited or ionized gas) to rapidly destroy microorganisms and all associated bacteria.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye expressed appreciation to the Farla Medical Group for their support.

“It is great to know that we are still receiving support from all over the world in the fight against this pandemic. Thank you for keeping our frontline health workers in mind, and I assure you that these face masks will reach them,” he said.

He, however, cautioned the public to continue to adhere to the relevant safety protocols, stressing that the pandemic was not entirely over and that more cases were still being recorded.

“The fact that we have been able to contain the virus does not mean it is no more. Our health workers are still doing contact tracing and more cases are being recorded, so we all must adhere to the safety protocols and not let our guards down,” he added.

Background

The Farla Medical Group is a leading UK-based company supplying governments, non-governmental organisations and private medical bodies across the globe with medical equipment, with a mission to deliver progressive high-quality and sustainable medical solutions to every market. 

Farla Medical was established in the United Kingdom in 2003.

At inception, Farla Medical was instrumental in the medical industry’s move from sterilisation of re-useable instruments to the adoption of sterile ‘single-use’ instruments and “procedure packs” for all levels of care across the UK.